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1910 E96 Philadelphia Caramel Home Run Baker SGC EX+ 70 - Highest Graded!

Starting Bid - $400, Sold For - $1,422

Graded EX+ 70 by SGC. Highest-graded example and one of only two at this level. Extremely attractive example of Hall of Famer Frank "Home Run" Baker from the E96 Philadelphia Caramel series. E96 cards are very similar in design to their E95 counterparts and can most easily be distinguished by the attractive red-printed checklist of the complete set on the reverse of each card. They were issued on fairly thin stock, which did not easily escape damage or wear well over the years. The artwork featured on E96 cards is unique to the set. This card is bright and crisp, with a bold purple background, a perfect surface with no creases, just the slightest hint of even wear to the corners, and centered to the bottom. The reverse features a very boldly printed checklist for the set. This card is in extraordinary condition, especially for a caramel card, which, because they were issued with candy, one card per package, tend to survive in lesser condition than their more common tobacco-card counterparts. A grade of EX+ 70 might not be that big a deal for a T206 or a 1933 Goudey, but it is an extremely high grade for an E96. This is a stunning ultra high-grade example of one of Baker’s most striking cards from one of the most popular and colorful of all “E” card issues, and one that would be a worthy addition to any top-quality classic Hall of Fame, E96, or sample-card collection. The SMR value for a PSA EX 5 is $1,350. Reserve $400. Estimate $800/$1,200. SOLD FOR $1,422

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